This Recipe includes
|Tomatoes – any type of tomatoes will do, such as tomatoes on the vine, campari, roma or plum tomatoes.|
|(Optional) Red onion – for a bit of bite|
|(Optional) Avocado – for some healthy fats|
Spices and flavoring ingredients:
|Olive oil – traditional ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine.|
|Garlic – you can use crushed garlic or garlic powder if you are in a hurry.|
|Parsley – fresh parsley|
|Basil – fresh basil|
|Lemon – for citrus flavor|
|(Optional) Balsamic vinegar – for a bit of tang instead of the lemon|
|Pinch of salt and pepper|
- Any type of tomatoes will do will do in this recipe, such as tomatoes on the vine, campari, roma or plum tomatoes. You could mix in several types, including some smaller tomatoes such as cherry or grape tomatoes.
Why we love it
Not all vegetarian recipe ideas have to be boring and bland. This vegetarian tomato tartare recipe is super quick to make and absolutely delicious. It’s light, fresh and full of flavour. Perfect for a lunch or dinner entree, it also works well with a meat or fish-based main dish.
It’s also a fabulous way to use up any extra tomatoes that are taking up space in your fridge. The key to it is using the right ingredients, and that means fresh high-quality tomatoes and a great olive oil.
And have I mentioned it can be prepared in 15 minutes or less? It doesn’t get much easier than that!
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How to store it?
Tomato tartare can be prepared up to a day in advance, and kept in the fridge. Just leave it out about 20 minutes before serving so that it reaches room temperature.
Vegetarian tomato tartare
- 4-5 medium sized fresh tomatoes
- juice from a 1/4 lemon
- 2-3 leaves of chopped fresh parsley or basil
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- pinch of garlic powder
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 red onion
- 1 chopped avocado
- Using a fork and a sharp knife, cut the tomatoes into small cubes.
- Using a strainer, remove some of the excess water.
- Transfer the lightly strained tomato cubes into a large bowl.
- Chop the onion and herbs and add to the chopped tomato mixture.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix in.
- Place a cookie cutter about 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter on a plate and fill with tartare. (Alternatively, you can serve it in a glass.)
- Press the tartare with the back of a spoon to even the surface.
- Unmold gently. Repeat to form the other portions.
- Put in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Serve when ready.
Other tomato recipes
- Vegetarian tomato tartare
- Roasted tomatoes with garlic and parsley
- Italian marinara sauce with crushed tomatoes
- Air fryer roasted cherry tomatoes
- Easy Italian salsa (Salsa cruda di pomodoro)
If you enjoyed that, check out our other classic starter recipes that you can make easily. Bon appétit!